Hurricanes vs. Bruins preview: Boston looks to extend points streak

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The Boston Bruins travel to Carolina on Monday with the hopes of extending a four-game point streak to open the season.

The Boston Bruins have yet to lose a game in regulation during the young season and take on the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night, with national coverage on NHL Network.

The Bruins have succeeded thanks to strong netminding by Tuukka Rask, who has started all four games in goal for Boston this season, allowing two goals per contest so far this season. Boston has yet to allow a goal on the penalty kill, going 17-for-17 on the year. The Bruins' offense has struggled at times, however, succeeding at just 5.9 percent on the power play through four games.

The Hurricanes have won two in a row after scoring just two goals in two straight losses to open the season. The goal scoring has picked up with back-to-back wins over the Buffalo Sabres, with Eric Staal picking up a hat trick in Thursday's 6-3 win. Carolina leads the NHL at 39.5 shots per game yet have scored just 2.75 goals per game this season, a number due in large part to the disappointing losses to start the year.

Carolina won all four games against Boston last season; this is the first of just three meetings between the teams this season.

Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. ET with national coverage on NHL Network in the US and Canada.

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